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Micca Bookshelf Speakers (Pair): MB-42 $51 or MB42X EXPIRED

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Amazon has Micca Bookshelf Speakers w/ 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter (MB42, Black) $50.99 after 'clipped' $15% off coupon (clipped automatically through link when logged in to Amazon). Shipping is free. Thanks taswyn

Amazon has Micca Bookshelf Speakers w/ 4-Inch Carbon Fiber Woofer and Silk Dome Tweeter (MB42X, Black) $76.49 after 'clipped' $15% off coupon (clipped automatically through link when logged in to Amazon). Shipping is free.

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Micca MB-42X [amazon.com]
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$89.99 - 15% off coupon [amazon.com] on product page (no code, follow link to clip or on product page) = $76.49 new

The Micca MB-42X [amazon.com] are a pair of 4 inch bookshelf speakers with some of the more (most?) favorable reviews in their price range and size. They have an upgrade crossover from the original MB-42, which supposedly makes a notable difference from the original MB-42. [noaudiophile.com] They work great as surrounds and also as desktop speakers with an appropriate amplifier. These are not powered speakers, you will need an amplifier to run them. They don't have the ridiculous low end of the Club 3s, but are fine on their own (and have better midrange/treble than those): you will want to pair them with a subwoofer if you want more punch in your bass.

Note for those wanting to plug something into a computer, directly into a tv, etc and not wanting to buy a separate amplifier: Micca does sell a powered version of these, the PB42x [amazon.com], but it's not currently on ACTUAL sale (it's "sale priced" at $119 but that's actually the usual and highest price: the cheapest they've fallen is to $99 in april).

You will need to clip the Amazon 15% off coupon [amazon.com] that shows up on the product page (or click the link here and select "clip this coupon" from the coupon page).


Micca MB-42 [amazon.com]

$59.99 - 15% off coupon [amazon.com] (no code, follow link to clip) = $50.99 new

Same drivers as the MB-42X, same enclosure, etc, but not as good of a crossover, [noaudiophile.com] with the differences being apparently fairly notable. But if you're on a budget, these sound pretty decent for the price.

And! There's always the option of upgrading them with a new crossover kit. Micca sells them for $29 [miccastore.com] (free shipping) for the pair of speakers.




If you want to get really frugal, though, Amazon Warehouse Deals has a few pairs of MB-42 that are $29 (click on the "view all used and new [amazon.com]" link on the product page). I actually bought a set at $30 from AWD at the start of May, and despite claims of "1/4 inch" damage in various spots they look new, and have had no issues.

$29 is a steal for these if you don't mind going through AWD. And if you aren't afraid of doing the work yourself, another $29 means you effectively can end up with a pair of MB-42x for basically $60 and some work. Personally, I haven't decided yet when I will buy the upgraded crossover, but I probably will at some point. They sound very good just how they are, but it's too tempting to find out how much of an improvement the better crossover really makes.

Edit: sorry anyone who is looking at this last option if it runs out, I ended up buying another pair for myself to replace my rears on my main sound system :p
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That's exactly what I do. All of our desktop speakers at home are bookshelf speakers powered by TPA3116 or TPA3118s in altoids boxes (I've had good luck with the Smakn TPA3118 boards [amazon.com] for lower power uses like desktop speakers). They're cute and they sound AMAZING for the price. I usually finish them with screw down/banana jacks for cheap, just takes a little work with a drill and making sure everything stays electrically isolated from the case (nylon washers or even just some electrical tape with a hole through it and covering the edges of the holes). Don't even need to solder anything!

Powering them cheaply is easy: just find deals on laptop power supplies within the right voltage range. I think last time it was a set of Acer 19v power supplies for $3 each shipped, off of a slickdeal. Technically the 3116 is more powerful, because it has a heatsink instead of using the board as a heatsink (the 3118's main heat conducting surface is the bottom, not the top like most chips), but for not-trying-to-shake-the-walls desktop and similar use the 3118s have been more than adequate, usually run no higher than 1/2 volume. Their THD is fantastic and sounds distortion free at reasonable listening levels for desktop use, but try to play them too loud and eventually you'll get to a volume where you do hear distortion.

We have a pair of Insignia 6 inch speakers bought off another SD for stupid cheap hooked up to one and connected to an Echo Dot, and it always turns heads. Has no right to sound that good for that little. A TPA3118 is also running our bedroom in ceiling speakers, connected via a low latency bluetooth receiver.

Being cheap doesn't have to mean sounding like crap, but it does sometimes take a little work. So worth it over paying more though. And there are many other good, cheap class D options than TPA3116/8, but those are easy to recommend.
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Damn, $29.50 is a heck of a deal for a used pair of these! Only problem is you can't be sure what you're getting... I'm very tempted.
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Great deal on some bedroom or nearfield speakers. Add a cheap T amp and you have some very decent sound
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Great deal on some bedroom or nearfield speakers. Add a cheap T amp and you have some very decent sound
That's exactly what I do. All of our desktop speakers at home are bookshelf speakers powered by TPA3116 or TPA3118s in altoids boxes (I've had good luck with the Smakn TPA3118 boards [amazon.com] for lower power uses like desktop speakers). They're cute and they sound AMAZING for the price. I usually finish them with screw down/banana jacks for cheap, just takes a little work with a drill and making sure everything stays electrically isolated from the case (nylon washers or even just some electrical tape with a hole through it and covering the edges of the holes). Don't even need to solder anything!

Powering them cheaply is easy: just find deals on laptop power supplies within the right voltage range. I think last time it was a set of Acer 19v power supplies for $3 each shipped, off of a slickdeal. Technically the 3116 is more powerful, because it has a heatsink instead of using the board as a heatsink (the 3118's main heat conducting surface is the bottom, not the top like most chips), but for not-trying-to-shake-the-walls desktop and similar use the 3118s have been more than adequate, usually run no higher than 1/2 volume. Their THD is fantastic and sounds distortion free at reasonable listening levels for desktop use, but try to play them too loud and eventually you'll get to a volume where you do hear distortion.

We have a pair of Insignia 6 inch speakers bought off another SD for stupid cheap hooked up to one and connected to an Echo Dot, and it always turns heads. Has no right to sound that good for that little. A TPA3118 is also running our bedroom in ceiling speakers, connected via a low latency bluetooth receiver.

Being cheap doesn't have to mean sounding like crap, but it does sometimes take a little work. So worth it over paying more though. And there are many other good, cheap class D options than TPA3116/8, but those are easy to recommend.
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I also suggest the refurbished mb42x whenever they're available.
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I hate it when things I'm about to sell go on sale.
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Is the amp on the p42x good or better to go with a separate amp??
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Picked up a pair of Amazon Warehouse MB42 to use as surrounds (replacing Micca COVO-S), hoping they match up well with the Pioneer AJ fronts. Thanks OP.
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Wow these must really retain their value, since this is the price I paid for them 3 years ago. I've got a pair sitting in my closet going unused, I should really sell them or find a good home for them.
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Get the MB42x if you do go with these. They're pretty good speakers for their small size but don't expect them to fill a room with bass.
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These are great. I use the 42's (no crossover) in our living room 5.0 sound system with the 42-C as center and the CUVO-S's as surrounds. Full sound even without a sub. Great speakers on the cheap.
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Wow these must really retain their value, since this is the price I paid for them 3 years ago. I've got a pair sitting in my closet going unused, I should really sell them or find a good home for them.
Speakers don't really go down in value like other electronics...
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Damn! Good price! How are these speakers compared with the Pioneer Andrew Jones bookshelf speakers?
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These are pretty good speakers as far as 4 inch woofers go. The crossover x model makes a pretty big difference so if you are interested I would pay the extra for that model.
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